‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: 1 of Symone’s Finale Looks Was Covered In Fingernails
The finale was no exception, where Symone wore one dress covered in painted nails. Here’s what she had to say about some of her fashion inspirations.
[This article contains spoilers from the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13.]
Symone is the winner of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 13
Her name’s Symone and she’s the self-proclaimed Ebony Enchantress. This drag performer was a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13, along with performers like Olivia Lux, Utica Queen, and Denali.
She is also a member of the House of Avalon, the same drag family as Gigi Goode. That helped when it came to preparing wigs for the runway, but also hurt when she compared herself to her successful sisters. Eventually, Symone made it to the finale of Drag Race, along with Rosé, Gottmik, and Kandy Muse.
Symone wore crimson nails at the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ finale — literally
The season 13 finale was somewhat different from years past. Instead of a live audience, the Top Four just lip-synced for RuPaul. Before that, they had a chance to show off some final runway looks.
For an outfit inspired by the color red, Symone wore a dress covered in red nails. Even her hair was shaped like hands, each fingernail dotted with the crimson color.
“Well, it was red all over. And I love nails,” Symone said to RuPaul of her runway choice, according to Entertainment Weekly. Kandy Muse’s red look featured long blonde hair and huge headphones. Rosé’s was inspired by a tree. Gottmik wore an outfit inspired by Keith Haring.
Some of Symone’s drag is inspired by pop culture and ‘black women’
Throughout season 13, Symone sported iconic runway looks, from a denim pocket look with Paramore hair to a white dress with “say their names” on the back of her fascinator. Her biggest inspirations for these looks include the women in her live and black culture.
“I love Black culture and Black women, and the strength that comes from us,” Symone said in the same interview. “Me auditioning was a beautiful accident, because I almost wasn’t going to do it. I almost didn’t finish the tape, but the stars aligned for me to be here. [I thought] what would [my presence] mean to people when this aired?”
“Do I feel a responsibility? Yes, because I am a Black person, period, and I have a platform now to speak and say,” she continued. “But that’s just who I am. That’s why it made it so much more impactful because it felt authentic, it felt genuine, it felt like she’s truly here to shed the light on this beauty that, in my opinion, is overlooked.”